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PRAYING MATTHEW 10:7-8

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PRAYING MATTHEW 10:7-8

Dear Father,
May we walk in the power and authority that You have given us each and every day. May we never forget the power and authority that has been granted unto us to do Your work. Stir within us a fresh desire to go out and spread Your Word.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

 

Matthew 10:7-8 NKJV
“And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”

 

Praying God’s Word – God Fights Our Battles

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Praying God’s Word – God Fights Our Battles

Dear Father,
Thank-you for all that You do for us. You truly are the Lord Our Strength. When the enemy comes in like a flood against us, You, O Lord, lift up a standard against him. You will wage war against our enemy and You subdued those who rise up against us. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help us stand firm in the face of the enemy and arm us with strength for the battle. May we always remember that the battles that we go through do not belong to us. They belong to You, O Lord.
Cause us to keep our eyes on You and not on our enemy and may we never try to fight the battle for You. Fill us full of vigor, strength, force and power for Your glory. Thank-you that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Isaiah 59:19 NKJV
“So shall they fear
The name of the Lord from the west,
And His glory from the rising of the sun;
When the enemy comes in like a flood,
The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.”

Psalm 18:39 NKJV
“For You have armed me with strength for the battle;
You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.”

1 Samuel 17:47 NKJV
“Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands”

Zechariah 4:6b NKJV
“ ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
Says the Lord of hosts.”

Philippians 4:13 NKJV
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Praying Isaiah 6:8

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Praying Isaiah 6:8

Dear Father,

Help me to grow in my availability to You. Help me to be ready and willing to do what You call me to do.  By the power of Your Holy Spirit help me to be quick to say, “Here I am Lord, send me.”

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Isaiah 6:8 NKJV    

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying ‘Whom shall I send,

And who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.’ ”

 

Praying John 16:9-17

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Praying John 16:9-17

Dear Father,

Help me by the power of the Holy Spirit to know You personally. I don’t want a form of religion, but a relationship. I desire to experience an intimate relationship with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Help me to recognize Your voice. Let my relationship with You be made up of love, respect, reverence, and obedience, not an encounter with man or of works.

Don‘t allow me to hanging around the cross, but to take up my cross. I want to do things by the Holy Spirit‘s leading, not in the flesh. Let me speak for You, and not just about You.

Let everything that I do center around my love for You. I desire to love You with my whole person – with everything in me. Help my love for You to be much more than a feeling. Help me to put You first in my life. Cause me to love others and myself.

Let me give You the honor that is due unto You. Help me to show You respect by, and through my actions, thoughts and words. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to be obedient to You. Not just occasionally obedient, but all the time. Help me to submit to, to remain, and stay true to You. Let me abide in obedience.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

John 16:9-17 NKJV

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another.’”

Prayer From Psalm 27

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Prayer From Psalm 27

Psalm 27 NKJV

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell. Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident. One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock. And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord. Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.” Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me. Teach me Your way, O Lord, And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies. Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence. I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!”

 

 

Dear Lord,

You are my light and my salvation. You are the strength of my life. When my enemies come against me they will stumble and fall. When the enemy camps around me my heart shall not fear. When war rises against me I will be confident in You. O Lord, I do desire to seek You. I desire to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. I desire to behold Your beauty, O Lord. In the time of trouble You shall hide me in Your pavilion, in the secret place of Your tabernacle. You will hide me and set me high upon a rock. My head shall be lifted up above my enemies. Help me, O Lord, to offer sacrifices of joy unto You. I will sing praises unto You. Have mercy on me and answer me. Do not hide Your face from me. Do not turn Your servant away in anger. Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation. You, O Lord, will take care of me. I would have lost heart unless I had believed that I would see Your goodness, in the land of the living. Help me, O Lord, to wait on You, help me be of good courage. Strengthen my heart.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Prayer From Psalm 37:5

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Prayer From Psalm 37:5

Psalm 37:5 NKJV

“Commit your way to the Lord,

Trust also in Him,

And He shall bring it to pass”

Dear Father,

Your Word instructs me to commit my ways unto You. I thank You that when I commit my ways to You, You direct my every step. Cause me to be very careful about making promises. When I do, let me carry them out faithfully. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to grow in my commitment to You and to Your ways. May I be quick to do what You have called me to do. I commit myself fresh and anew to You. I place my entire life under Your control. I choose to roll my every care and concern onto You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

1-14-2016 8;58;36 AM

Prayer From John 4:23-24

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Prayer From John 4:23-24

John 4:23-24 NKJV

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth”

Father,

I do desire to worship You. Help me by the power of the Holy Spirit to worship You in Spirit and in truth.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

1-14-2016 8;58;50 AM

 

Prayer From Isaiah 64:5

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Prayer From Isaiah 64:5

Isaiah 64:5 NKJV

“You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness, Who remembers You in Your ways. You are indeed angry, for we have sinned— In these ways we continue; And we need to be saved.”

Father,

Thank-you for Your mercy and for Your grace. We know from Your Word that You rejoice over righteousness. Help us by the power of the Holy Spirit to be righteous. Help us to remember You and Your ways. Forgive us for the times that we have failed in being righteous.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

1-14-2016 8;58;54 AM

 

Prayer From Isaiah 12

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Prayer From Isaiah 12

Isaiah 12
‘And in that day you will say: “O Lord, I will praise You; Though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me. Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For YAH, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’” Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation. And in that day you will say: “Praise the Lord, call upon His name; Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that His name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, For He has done excellent things; This is known in all the earth. Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion, For great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!”

 

O Lord, we praise You. You were angry with us, but now Your anger is turned away. You comfort us. You are our salvation. We will trust You and not be afraid. We will trust You and not look to human resources. You and You alone are our provider. You, O Lord are our strength and our song. You are our salvation. You fill us with the joy of our salvation. We praise Your name, O Lord. We declare Your deeds among those around us. We proclaim Your true nature to the world. Let us exalt Your name before the whole earth. Let us sing unto You, O Lord, for You have done excellent and wonderful things. We cry out to You, O Lord, for You are great. Great is the Holy One in our midst.

 

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Battling Defeat, Exile, And Judgment

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Battling Defeat, Exile, And Judgment

Jeremiah 2:13 NKJV

“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.”

The people of Israel and Judah had abandoned God by their unfaithfulness. They were dishonest and disloyal to God, they had not kept their promises to God and they had neglected their duties to Him. To top it off, they withdrew their fellowship with God.

Jeremiah 2:4-8 NKJV

“Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob and all the families of the house of Israel. Thus says the Lord: “What injustice have your fathers found in Me, That they have gone far from Me, Have followed idols, And have become idolaters? Neither did they say, ‘Where is the Lord, Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, Who led us through the wilderness, Through a land of deserts and pits, Through a land of drought and the shadow of death, Through a land that no one crossed And where no one dwelt?’ I brought you into a bountiful country, To eat its fruit and its goodness. But when you entered, you defiled My land And made My heritage an abomination. The priests did not say, ‘Where is the Lord?’ And those who handle the law did not know Me; The rulers also transgressed against Me; The prophets prophesied by Baal, And walked after things that do not profit.”

 

Jeremiah 2:19 NKJV

“Your own wickedness will correct you, And your backslidings will rebuke you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing That you have forsaken the Lord your God, And the fear of Me is not in you,” Says the Lord GOD of hosts.”

Israel and Judah’s unfaithfulness caused God to withdraw His protection and support from them. The result was defeat, exile, and judgment. Despite Jeremiah’s pleading and all of the warnings the people would not turn back to God.

Jeremiah 3:6-10 NKJV

“The Lord said also to me in the days of Josiah the king: “Have you seen what backsliding Israel has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and under every green tree, and there played the harlot. And I said, after she had done all these things, ‘Return to Me.’ But she did not return. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it. Then I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also. So it came to pass, through her casual harlotry, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees. And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned to Me with her whole heart, but in pretense,” says the Lord.”

Jeremiah 5:22-25 NKJV

“Do you not fear Me?’ says the Lord. ‘Will you not tremble at My presence, Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea, By a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it? And though its waves toss to and fro, Yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it. But this people has a defiant and rebellious heart; They have revolted and departed. They do not say in their heart, “Let us now fear the Lord our God, Who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season. He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.” Your iniquities have turned these things away, And your sins have withheld good from you.”

Defeat, Exile, and Judgment

Defeat takes on many different faces and has many different facets in your life. In First Samuel chanter four, we are shown one example of how abandoning God will lead to your defeat.

1 Samuel 4:1-11 NKJV

“..Now Israel went out to battle against the Philistines, and encamped beside Ebenezer; and the Philistines encamped in Aphek. Then the Philistines put themselves in battle array against Israel. And when they joined battle, Israel was defeated by the Philistines, who killed about four thousand men of the army in the field. And when the people had come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the Lord defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord from Shiloh to us, that when it comes among us it may save us from the hand of our enemies.” So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from there the ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts, who dwells between the cherubim. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God. And when the ark of the covenant of the Lord came into the camp, all Israel shouted so loudly that the earth shook. Now when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, “What does the sound of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews mean?” Then they understood that the ark of the Lord had come into the camp. So the Philistines were afraid, for they said, “God has come into the camp!” And they said, “Woe to us! For such a thing has never happened before. Woe to us! Who will deliver us from the hand of these mighty gods? These are the gods who struck the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness. Be strong and conduct yourselves like men, you Philistines, that you do not become servants of the Hebrews, as they have been to you. Conduct yourselves like men, and fight!” So the Philistines fought, and Israel was defeated, and every man fled to his tent. There was a very great slaughter, and there fell of Israel thirty thousand foot soldiers. Also the ark of God was captured; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died.”

Eli was unfaithful to God by neglecting his duty as a father and as the high priest. He knew that his sons were evil and vile, however he did nothing to correct them. He allowed his sons to continue in their sin, even while performing their duties as priest.

Defeat can be failure to realize a goal that God has for you or it can be your enemy gaining a victory over you.

1 Samuel 4:3 NKJV

“And when the people had come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the Lord defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord from Shiloh to us, that when it comes among us it may save us from the hand of our enemies.”

Israel began to be like all the heathen people around them. Their plan was to take the ark of the covenant into battle with them. They had began to view the ark of the covenant superstitiously – they began to worship the object rather than the One that the object represented, God Himself. The presence of the ark gave the people a false sense of security.

1 Samuel 4:5 NKJV

“And when the ark of the covenant of the Lord came into the camp, all Israel shouted so loudly that the earth shook.”

The Philistines defeated Israel in the battle, despite the ark of the covenant being with them. Many men died in the battle and those left alive fled the battle.

1 Samuel 4:10 NKJV

“So the Philistines fought, and Israel was defeated, and every man fled to his tent. There was a very great slaughter, and there fell of Israel thirty thousand foot soldiers.”

The defeat was so great that the ark of the covenant was captured by the Philistines.

1 Samuel 4:17 NKJV

“So the messenger answered and said, “Israel has fled before the Philistines, and there has been a great slaughter among the people. Also your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead; and the ark of God has been captured.”

Abandoning God will lead to a separation from His presence.

Romans 3:23 NKJV

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

When we are separated (exiled) from God’s presence we cannot experience His many blessings for us. God does not leave us – by our sin we voluntary leave His presence. God did not turn His back on Israel, they turned their backs on Him. Abandoning God will ultimately lead to your judgment. Instead of God’s protection and blessings you will receive His punishment.

Overcoming Defeat, Exile, And Judgment

It is God’s desire to do good for His people and to shower them with blessings, however your sins will cause good to be withheld from you. It will also lead to the enemy gaining the upper hand in your life. We must not abandon or forsake God. And we must not replace Him with other things or people.

Jeremiah 2:13 NKJV

“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.”

The Bible gives us clear instructions for overcoming defeat from the enemy, exile and judgment. In Second Chronicles chapter seven God tells us that when He has withheld blessing and protection from us, because of our unfaithfulness and sin, we should do the following four things: humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from wicked ways.

2 Chronicles 7:13-14 NKJV

“When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Humble

2 Chronicles 7:13-14 NKJV

“When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

The first thing that we are to do is to humble ourselves. When we are truly humble we will see ourselves as God sees us. That includes seeing our sin for what it is. You can never be forgiven of something that you don’t believe is a sin.

A person that knowingly walks in sin could be considered a person that thinks they are better than God. Instead of being a humble person they become proud.

Proverbs 6:16-19 NKJV

“These six things the Lord hates,

Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:

A proud look,

A lying tongue,

Hands that shed innocent blood,

A heart that devises wicked plans,

Feet that are swift in running to evil,

A false witness who speaks lies,

And one who sows discord among brethren.”

Pride is an abomination (something that causes disgust or hatred ) to God. He will rebuke or resist the proud, but He will give grace to the humble.

Psalm 119:21

“You rebuke the proud—the cursed,

Who stray from Your commandments.”

James 4:6 NKJV

“…God resists the proud,

But gives grace to the humble”

 

Pray

2 Chronicles 7:13-14 NKJV

“When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

The second thing that we are instructed to do is to pray. Prayer is simply talking or communicating with God. We are to go to God and express to Him that we are sorry for what we have done (or not done) and that we want to do what is right in His sight. This is referred to as repenting.

Psalm 32:1-5 NKJV

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,

Whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity,

And in whose spirit there is no deceit.

When I kept silent, my bones grew old

Through my groaning all the day long.

For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;

My vitality was turned into the drought of summer.

Selah

I acknowledged my sin to You,

And my iniquity I have not hidden.

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

Selah”

God already knows our sin, but we must confess, or admit, it to Him. He knows that sin will lead to eternal death and destruction – that is why He desires for you to see your sin for what it is and to confess it to Him.

1 John 1:9 NKJV

“ If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”

Repenting has two parts: feeling remorse that you have sinned against a holy God and turning away from the sin. Repenting is not feeling sorry that your were caught in a sin. Many times a person might be sorry that their sins found them out, but not be sorry that they have sinned against God.

Seek God’s Face

2 Chronicles 7:13-14 NKJV

“When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

The third thing that we are to do is to seek God’s face. There is a big difference between seeking God’s face (His presence) and seeking His hand (blessings). We should seek God for who He is, not what we can get out of Him. He is our loving Father, the very creator of the universe, not a magic genie at our beck and call. God loves us and He delights in giving us things, but that should not be our reason for seeking Him. More than anything He wants an intimate relationship with you.

Exodus 33:17-23 NKJV

:So the Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”

And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.”

Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.” And the Lord said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.”

Moses had seen God’s hand at work in their lives and he had experienced some wonderful times in God’s presence, but he desired an even greater intimacy with Him. Moses sought God, not what God could do for him. If we will seek God with all our heart and soul we will find Him. He will reveal Himself to us in ways that words cannot adequately describe.

Matthew 7:7-11 NKJV

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”

Deuteronomy 4:29 NKJV

“But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

God tells us that if we seek Him with all our heart and soul that we will find Him. One definition of seek is to search. Seeking God is an active endeavor, not passive.

Luke 15:8-10 NKJV

Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’ Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

In the parable of the lost coin, a woman has ten coins and she looses one in the house. She lights a lamp and begins to search for the coin. She was very diligent in her search. She swept the entire house in her efforts to find the coin. She was very careful to look underneath things and in the dark corners. The woman valued the coin and she was willing to search until she found it. The same could be said for our search for God’s face. We must open the light of God’s Word and begin our search. We must be diligent in our search. Our effort must be steady and earnest. If we value God’s presence we will not be passive – we will be willing to search with all our heart and with all our soul until He is found.

Turn From Wicked Ways

The fourth thing that we must do is to turn from our wicked ways.

2 Chronicles 7:13-14 NKJV

“When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Wicked ways can be described as morally bad actions, directions, or manner. Morals are generally based on what a person or group of people think is right, good or acceptable. And that is where the problem comes in. When the law of God is forsaken and replaced by personal option everything is acceptable.

Proverbs 21:2 NKJV

“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.”

One thing that has helped in the moral decline of man is the renaming of sin. Instead of calling something a sin, it is now called choice, an alternate lifestyle, or a disorder. We must turn from what man thinks is acceptable and align our beliefs up with God’s Word. We must conform to God’s standards. Lawlessness will prevail when everyone does what is right in their own sight.

 

Dear Father,

Thank-you for Your love and mercy and for the covenant that we have with You. When blessings and protection have been withheld from us because of our unfaithfulness and sin we have the promise that if we humble ourselves, pray, seek Your face, and turn from our wicked ways that You will hear us. You will forgive our sin and You will heal our land.

May we truly humble ourselves and see ourselves as You see us. Remove all pride from us and may we walk humbly before You. Thank-you for the grace that humility brings.

Fill us with a desire for a more vibrant prayer life. Convict us of sin and bad habits in our lives and may we be quick to repent. Thank-you for the eternal life that forgiveness through Jesus Christ brings.

May each of us have an overwhelming desire for more of You and Your presence. Cause us to seek Your face and not only Your hand. Like Moses we have seen Your hand at work in our lives and we had experienced some wonderful times in Your presence, but that is not enough – we long for a more intimate relationship with You. Cause us to seek You, not what You can do for us. Thank-you for the promise that if we will seek You with all our heart and soul we will find You. Reveal Yourself to us in ways that words cannot adequately describe.

May we align our beliefs up with Your Word and may we conform to Your standards. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may we do what is right in Your sight not ours.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.